Tangents With Toby
Tangents With Toby

Episode · 9 months ago

Alberta Clippers suck

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

I know it's a little earlier than normal but after yesterday's adventure across the lands, I had to post this show.

Our weather has been messed up especially with the stupid Alberta Clippers. We had warm weather to cold weather to times we couldn't see ass.  

Yesterday was no different when it comes to horrible weather. This story has been on the top of my worst weather drove in as it includes a late day return to ice roads to even the boss getting stuck.  

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Well, take two is only are welcome to tangents with toby. We are alive and about all right. Well, the episode is I'm Kinda not all right. So you know, my travels across southeast part of Saskatchewan has been interesting. I've seen aftermath is of accidents. I've seen whiteout conditions, I've seen people hit ditches, I've seen carcasses on the sideline. I've seen a lot of things, even a Moose Freak. Men, those things are huge this here particularly, our weather has been absolutely messed up. We've had so many Alberta Clippers and just in case you don't know what an Alberta Clipper is, in Alberta Clipper is a storm front that starts off basically an Alberta and it has a punch, a lot of snow, a lot of wind, warmer temperatures and it moves quickly. So usually what happens is the Alberta Clippers...

...will pick up speed, gain speed, go from Alberta across here in Saskatchewan, head off to Manitoba. The usually pushes in warm air, then cold thereafter. We've had about two or three in the last two weeks. So are temperatures and things like that fluctuated so much it has been an absolute joke. Well, yesterday it wasn't an Alberta Clipper, but man it has been the absolute ass word. So what happened yesterday is temperature. It was above freezing. So when that happens, the winds will pick up, it will blow the snow across the road. The snow will melt to the road. Then it will actually melt to the road and it's just kind of like when...

...you're painting code after coat. Next you know you have like thick ice, at least a good inch on top of the road. You can't see nothing. The snow will then not melt to the road, it will actually freeze to the road. So next you know you're driving down the road going where's the yellow line? Where's the white line? Where's IT ITCH? And if you're not a good driver, before you know what, you are in the ditch because, for one, they're probably driving way too fast. My travels it started off, you know, quite early. That's about to head out town. My boss like, hold up, don't go out. All Right, fine, you know, that's not a pop, that's not a problem. So I never went up at ten o'clock it's like, did you want me to go back to Wayburn or do you want me to meet you at...

...the meeting place? He goes meeting place, but be careful. Roads are crap. Yeah, I've been reading on social media roads whoopy. So of course, you know, I went out drove roads there were okay. You could do about fifty miles an hour and not have an issue. If you have good winter tires on, you can still feel the traction under need their vehicle. So I wasn't too word. Of course you would have those little turtles out about holding up traffic and we are trying to pass, but you don't want to go too fast. So you're going like five, roughly about five miles. Now were faster than what you were got to a certain spot. Next, you know, visibility kind of dies, like is reduced hugely. It's like great, this is what my day is going to be.

Then it picked then it kind of opens up, so you can start seeing a fair distance. A drive that usually takes me about thirty forty minutes took me an hour. Yeah, yeah, HMM, this is going to be a long ass day whatever. Got To the first little town called Stouton and from Stouton. It was active. Visibility was actually pretty good. Copped on my next highway and I'm curusing going straight north. It's like Dodd Do. Visibility was good, route was getting it was okay. Got To the gravel road and the road was actually really good. The only problem is there was one trail going down the center of the road. So if you met with somebody you had to figure out who's going to pull over or, in adventure, full speed into the snow on the right. And I had mean personally.

I said, you know, screw it, I'm going to pull over when it's safe. So the guy passes, I pull up, back out and I keep driving. No issues. Kept driving and I'm looking at a spot in the distance like where is the road? So I start slowing down. So I went from like fifty miles an are down to about twenty twenty and I'm approaching. So I stopped. There's not a lot of times I don't stop, I just keep going, but this time something was literally telling me to stop. So it's like okay, I'm going to stop, I'm going to see exactly what is going on. So I stopped right before the Snow Bank. I'm looking there was no ruts at all through the snow.

It's like Oh. So I started walking. It was Krusty on top because it was melting for the first you and a few steps it was crunch, look, crunch, fluke. I got mebe ten feet in and the snow started becoming higher and higher and higher to the top of my boots. Like no, I'm not going to be able to make it. I drive a minivan, then chances of me making it to the other side and even out is next to nothing. There was probably like two hundred feet of this huge snow bank. It's like know. So hop back in the van. Did an Austin powers turned around start driving back from the boss. Like yeah, I can't make it. There's absolutely no freaking and way making it through the Snow Bank. He goes, you know, that's fine, it's a good thing that you're thinking of safety and everything like that. He says, just...

...go back around, go back to town and we we basically can meet a little bit later. It's like all right, you know, that is absolutely fine. I am no problems with that. So I had to go pick up a TV. Hopped on another highway. In that highway it wasn't bad. It was slushy and when I got closer to where the TV was it cleared up absolutely beautiful. Went got the TV, went another way out of this little town and the Snow Bank. Oh, I gave a gas and it's like I'm not driving back. I plowed through it. Got Out. It's like a home hello. Yeah, went straight south, straight twavering and the road you would be lucky to see the little yellow in the little yellow...

...markings on the road were shining through the ice because the sun was hitting it. So you're kind of paying attention to the path on the road, the ditch and the road. They were like even if we get any more snow along that stretch, that road is album. I don't want to travel it's that bad. The ditch in the road are even with snow and there are some spots where the snow was higher than the actual road. It's like, okay, whatever, just keep drying. I think I seen to three, maybe four or five beagles in the ditches it was that slippery and when I...

...drove I didn't have any issues. I hopped on facebook to see what other people had set about the roads, in the road conditions. Who you know? Sometimes it's being closer to the equator helps. Later that day met up with the boss and I asked him. It's like, so, how is your travels? He looks at me with the kind of like, Oh my God, you're asking me this now. So it's like that bad huh? He goes. You know that train crossing that it's by that elevator, like yeah, the one that I would have went through, because I was stuck there for half an hour. It's like what? He goes. Nobody was on that road, nobody was coming in anete in and out of the elevator. I had to dig myself out. Then finally a grain truck came out and pulled me out. But he goes. I've never been that stuck before.

It I was just plowed into it. It's like all he looks at me and goes, you would have been stuck. Oh my God, there's deer on the road, one little dear to little dear, three little deer for you. Run. Run, motherfuckers, run, don't look at me. What are you? No wonder why you guys get hit all the time? You know, it's not hard. All you got to do is communicating. Be Like right side of the road should we run off of Oh, let's go this way now, let's go this way now, let's just go on this side of the road and kind of run, run, run, run, run, run. Oh, don't jump in front of me, dumb asses. What's My fan? Can You please stop it? No,...

...no, thank you. Thank you. Hope you get stuck, jackasses. So he basically told me that it was a good choice for me not to continue on my travels, or else I would have been stuck. It's like, yeah, I use but bring for once my life, you got through to higher yeah, what a day yesterday, and let's just say I usually make it home at a half decent time and I would have yesterday, except the road traveling just it sucked. The only positive that actually came out yesterday was the fact that I got supplies that I did need like a week ago, but with the Alberta Clippers and the stone and stuff like that, it put up big damper on everything that it came to us like it just was...

...the poots. Well, you guys, I'm almost at my destination. Thank you for tuning in and I do have to say thank you for everybody who's still listening to the show. I took a look at my stats and I am very happy and very proud that anybody who understood the situation, wation that I was in re uploaded my feed to the new one, as well as light on spotify as well as apple. I know people are pro could be boycotting spotify because of what's going on. It's especially with Joel Rogan, but there's other platforms that you can actually go in like in help basically grow the show. All right, you guys. Well, just remember I do have social media bio, dot link, forward, slash tangents. They'll connect you...

...to every single one, including my email address, that is tensions with toby at gmailcom. I forgot to renew my web domain, so there's no web domain at the moment, which is kind of stick a bit on my behalf, but that's besides the point. So if you have any questions, comments suggestions on a show, just shoot me a little email or track message on the platforms and I will get back to you. Thank you for tuning in and I will catch you next week on another episode of tensions with to be hello,.

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